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Tuesday September 1, 1970
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An infield hit by Tony LaRussa with the bases loaded in the ninth inning capped a two-run rally as the Athletics defeated the White Sox, 6-5. In the top of the ninth, pinch-hitter Gail Hopkins delivered a two-run homer to put the White Sox ahead, 5-4. The A's quickly tied the score in their half when Rick Monday walked and Gene Tenace and Sal Bando singled. After a sacrifice by Don Mincher and intentional pass to Reggie Jackson, LaRussa beat out his dribbler into the hole past third baseman Rich Morales. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 6, Chicago White Sox 5

Game Played on Tuesday, September 1, 1970 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

White Sox    2  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  2  -   5 11  2
A's          1  0  1    0  0  0    2  0  2  -   6 10  2


White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
O'Brien 2b            4   0   0   0     0   1   .253      Campaneris ss         4   2   1   0     1   0   .283
  Knoop 2b            1   0   0   0     0   0   .221      Rudi rf,lf            5   0   1   0     0   2   .290
Aparicio ss           5   1   2   0     0   0   .315      Alou cf,rf            3   1   2   1     2   0   .285
May lf                5   1   2   0     0   1   .296      Davis lf              4   1   2   2     0   0   .287
Melton rf             3   0   0   0     1   0   .263        Monday cf           0   1   0   0     1   0   .289
Herrmann c            4   0   2   2     0   1   .280      Tenace c              5   1   2   0     0   1   .410
Spence 1b             4   1   1   0     0   1   .226      Bando 3b              5   0   1   1     0   0   .260
Berry cf              4   0   2   0     0   0   .285      Mincher 1b            3   0   0   0     1   1   .258
McKinney 3b           3   0   0   0     0   0   .117      Green 2b              1   0   0   0     1   1   .174
  McCraw ph           1   1   0   0     0   0   .229        Fernandez ph        0   0   0   0     1   0   .211
  Morales 3b          0   0   0   0     0   0   .167        Odom pr             0   0   0   0     0   0   .237
John p                3   0   1   1     0   1   .173        Grant p             0   0   0   0     1   0   .250
  Hopkins ph          1   1   1   2     0   0   .281        Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Wood p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .133        Jackson ph          0   0   0   0     1   0   .224
                                                          Dobson p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .138
                                                            Duncan ph           0   0   0   0     1   0   .242
                                                            LaRussa pr,2b       2   0   1   1     0   0   .194

Totals               38   5  11   5     1   5             Totals               34   6  10   5    10   6

Time of Game: 2:44   Attendance: 10,604
Left on Base: White Sox 7, A's 14
DP: White Sox 1, A's 1
Errors: O'Brien, Herrmann, Bando 2
Doubles: Herrmann (7), Tenace (4)
Triples: Alou (3)
Home Runs: Hopkins (5)
Caught Stealing: Melton (3), Alou (4)
Sacrifice Hits: Mincher (3)
GIDP: Davis (3)


White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
John                    8     7   4   2   8   6   0  39   3.23
Wood L(8-12)            0.1   3   2   2   2   0   0   6   2.93
Totals                  8.1  10   6   4  10   6   0  45

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dobson                  6     8   3   3   1   4   0  27   3.64
Grant                   2.2   3   2   2   0   1   1  11   1.75
Lindblad W(5-2)         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   3.16
Totals                  9    11   5   5   1   5   1  39

Wild Pitches: John 2 (17)

Umpires: HP - Bill Kunkel, 1B - Bill Haller, 2B - Ed Runge, 3B - Jim Odom


WHITE SOX 1ST: O'Brien grounded out (shortstop to first);
Aparicio singled to right; May singled to right [Aparicio to
second]; Melton walked [Aparicio to third, May to second];
Herrmann singled to center [Melton to third, May scored,
Aparicio scored]; Bando dropped a foul fly hit by Spence for an
error; Spence struck out while Melton was caught stealing home
(catcher to shortstop to catcher); 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  White
Sox 2, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris walked; Rudi reached on an error by
O'Brien [Campaneris to second]; Alou forced Rudi (shortstop to
second) [Campaneris to third]; Davis singled to right [Alou to
second, Campaneris scored (unearned)]; Tenace struck out; Bando
forced Davis (shortstop to second); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
 White Sox 2, Athletics 1.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Berry grounded out (third to first); McKinney
flied out to center; John made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  White Sox 2, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Mincher grounded out (second to first); Green
struck out; Dobson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 2, Athletics 1.

WHITE SOX 3RD: O'Brien was called out on strikes; Aparicio
grounded out (shortstop to first); May singled to left; Melton
made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 2,
Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris singled to right; John threw a wild
pitch [Campaneris to second]; Rudi singled to third [Campaneris
to third]; Alou singled to third [Rudi to second, Campaneris
scored]; Davis popped to first in foul territory; Tenace forced
Alou (shortstop to second) [Rudi to third]; Bando flied out to
right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 2, Athletics 2.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Herrmann struck out; Spence singled to right;
Berry singled to right [Spence to second]; McKinney forced Berry
(third to second) [Spence to third]; John singled to right
[McKinney to second, Spence scored]; O'Brien reached on an error
by Bando [John to second, McKinney to third]; Aparicio forced
O'Brien (shortstop to second); 1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  White Sox
3, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Mincher grounded out (second to first); Green
walked; Dobson struck out; Campaneris flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 3, Athletics 2.

WHITE SOX 5TH: May grounded out (shortstop to first); Melton
lined to shortstop; Herrmann doubled to right; Spence grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 3,
Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Rudi flied out to center; Alou walked; Davis
grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Alou out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 3, Athletics 2.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Berry grounded out (shortstop to first); McKinney
flied out to center; John struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 3, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Tenace doubled to center; Bando flied out to
center; John threw a wild pitch [Tenace to third]; Mincher
struck out; FERNANDEZ BATTED FOR GREEN; Fernandez walked; ODOM
RAN FOR FERNANDEZ; DUNCAN BATTED FOR DOBSON; Duncan walked [Odom
to second]; LARUSSA RAN FOR DUNCAN; Campaneris grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  White Sox 3,
Athletics 2.

WHITE SOX 7TH: GRANT REPLACED ODOM (PITCHING); LARUSSA STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 2B); O'Brien flied out to center; Aparicio flied
out to center; May struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox
3, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 7TH: KNOOP REPLACED O'BRIEN (PLAYING 2B); Rudi struck
out; Alou tripled to right; Davis singled to right [Alou
scored]; Tenace reached on an error by Herrmann [Davis scored
(unearned) (no RBI)]; Bando grounded out (pitcher to first)
[Tenace to second]; Mincher was walked intentionally; Grant
walked [Tenace to third, Mincher to second]; LaRussa popped to
first in foul territory; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  White Sox
3, Athletics 4.

WHITE SOX 8TH: MONDAY REPLACED DAVIS (PLAYING CF); ALOU CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); RUDI CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF);
Melton made an out to second; Herrmann grounded out (second to
first); Spence flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White
Sox 3, Athletics 4.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Campaneris popped to third in foul territory;
Rudi struck out; Alou walked; Alou was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 3,
Athletics 4.

WHITE SOX 9TH: Berry singled to center; MCCRAW BATTED FOR
MCKINNEY; McCraw forced Berry (pitcher to shortstop); HOPKINS
BATTED FOR JOHN; Hopkins homered [McCraw scored]; Knoop grounded
out (shortstop to first); Aparicio singled to center; LINDBLAD
REPLACED GRANT (PITCHING); May grounded out (first unassisted);
2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 5, Athletics 4.

ATHLETICS 9TH: MORALES REPLACED MCCRAW (PLAYING 3B); WOOD
REPLACED HOPKINS (PITCHING); Monday walked; Tenace singled to
left [Monday to second]; Bando singled to right [Tenace to
second, Monday scored]; Mincher out on a sacrifice bunt (first
to second) [Bando to second, Tenace to third]; JACKSON BATTED
FOR LINDBLAD; Jackson was walked intentionally; LaRussa singled
to third [Jackson to second, Bando to third, Tenace scored]; 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  White Sox 5, Athletics 6.



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